Tag Info

Hot answers tagged

51

I would probably have told him he couldn't do that. As an Organized Play DM, you're trying to make sure the entire table has fun; you are not required to indulge any single player if it causes problems for everyone else. So actually, I'd have made it a table discussion. Something like: "Hm. OK, I'm gonna be honest; that kind of bugs me, because Batman isn't ...


18

I would have laughed (not in mockery, but rather in amused interest). I would definitely allow him to wear it as long as the other players didn't strongly object. After all, part of the purpose of role-playing is to explore the idea of being a different person or behaving in a certain way. He wants to be Batman? Great! Let's explore that! How would people ...


14

I'd let it ride ("Ranger with thrown weapons who fights evil because his parents died" is a perfectly legit background, after all) unless and until the joke stops being funny. This is defined as "people aren't laughing, and it's starting to become irritating". At that point I'd simply mention that the joke was funny, it's done, time to pay a bit more ...


6

If it isn't damageable to the game, and he manages to come with a clear background for his character, I don't see why you shouldn't do anything about it. He can do a Batman-clone, as long as it's justified and he provides you with reasons, and a real background story. On the other hand, if he refuses to explain his character anymore and just want to "be ...


5

I'd ask the rest of the group and the organizer if they were OK with it; if universally yes, run with it. If no, ask him to drop the shtick as disruptive. If I can do so without mangling the adventure, I'd even reskin one of the villains to be a traditional batman enemy. Joke names and stupid shticks are traditional but not always approved of, with some ...


5

Items listed on your Chronicle sheet are considered "always available". In other words, they join low-level potions, scrolls, weapons and armor as things your character can buy at any time. From the Guide to PFS Organized Play (p. 18): Every item listed on your Chronicle sheets is considered always available for purchase for you, regardless of ...


2

When presented with a character that just goes clunk with me I will tell the PC, gently, that I have certain vision of the game and I can't see including the character without ruining my fun as the GM. Gaming is cooperative story telling and everyone should have fun (most of the time). The GM as much, or more than the party as the GM has to work way harder ...


2

Aw that's kinda cool. If the character was just dressing in a bat-themed outfit and throwing bat-shaped shurikens, I would totally encourage it, Dark Sun or not. If the player said his PC's real name was "Bruce Wayne" I'd probably be kind of annoyed with it, but as long as everyone else was cool, I wouldn't sweat it. I've seen worse at organized play, and ...



Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible